Those were the days….
SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 12, 2017) U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman Robbie Hazen, temporarily assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), uses a pelorus as part of navigational training on the bridge.
USS Stethem (DDG 63)
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The moment I saw this photo, a torrent of great old memories came flooding into my consciousness….for a good reminiscing session inside my head!
This was me 40 years ago….spending every waking moment working, studying, practicing….as I learned the art of seamanship, the art of leadership, and the qualities necessary for one to succeed as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.
Those were days to always remember!
>>Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Harper, USN